Saturday, December 26, 2009


Stampart Zine # 4, 1983
Abracadada, SF.
Not sure how many people sent copies in.
Books like these, usually you'd make anywhere
from 50 - 150 copies of your work, they'd then be
assembled and a copy would be sent to all who
submitted.





Being one of the thousands laid off this
past week, without pay until we return
on the 5th of Jan, I was reminded
of this button that was sent to me
by Pagrat, the Ratgirl.

Enlarge if you can't read.

It's easy to comply, really.



19 comments:

bARE-eYED sUN said...

good series,

thank you.

wish you health and happiness in the new year.



keep on bloggin'

..
.ero

tony said...

Keep On Blogging In The Free World .all The Best For The New Year Sir.

subby said...

Dang! Sorry to hear of the lay-off and hoping it's only temporary...

And I like the one with the ants and bombs :)

California Girl said...

Thank goodness you're only off a week. Make the most of your time and try to find solitude and reflection.

I wish you a joyous new year.

robin andrea said...

Happiest of holidays and season's greeting to you. Sorry to hear about the temporary lay-off. More time for coffee and art. Best wishes to you.

ArtSparker said...

The image at to[ is ver striking - even Dadaesque!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

oh my gosh, I have fallen so behind on the CM!!

all caught up.... so much since dec 10th that I missed!

wishing you the best and crossing my fingers that no one pulls any sneaky shit come 5 january.

am sure you will appreciate and make the most of the time off.... hopefully the lack of a paycheck won't put too big a wet blanket on things.

Simstone said...

Cool pics ... I love the cartoon with egg ... Interesting because I designed my studio logo with the egg form in mind.

I hope that one week you are off is all ... I've had several this year myself due to people supposedly waiting for other people to make decisions so they can all agree to make the final decisions about decisions that I had assumed had already been decided weeks earlier. Serenity Now!!! Serenity Now!!!

Café P11 said...

There is always a place for bright minds. Wish you the best for 2010.

Tom said...

hope you can make the most of your time off...

like the book idea...and like Todd aka Subby, dig those crazy ants

Coffee Messiah said...

bes: Thanks for stoppin' by.

tony: Same for you and your family!

subT: Since I'm the one man show for this job, I'll be going back and there's plenty of work for me and our dept. Some real strange decisions in this place.

cg: I hope your move is finalized and that you both are settled in.

robin: Same to you and Roger. We are already only working 4 days, but this does take a bite out of bill paying.

artS: Glad you took a look.

kimy: It's been a wet blanket all year. Sometimes I wonder how this company survives at all with how they think ; (

simstone: I'm curious how your logo looks ; ) Yep, when others make those decisions these days, they don't come too quickly or easily, do they? ; (

cafeP : Thanks and to you and your family!

tom: You betcha! ; )

subby said...

I'll agree with ya on "Strange decisions", C.M. 'Tis an every-day occurence at my work~OY!

Harnett-Hargrove said...

Those books are gems the artists' pulse at the given time. A history book of topical news. -Jayne

Merle Sneed said...

CM, I'm sorry to here about the layoff. Hopefully things will improve sooner, rather than later.

Books and an espresso cup... said...

Hi! C.M.,
What a nice post of books...
a nice quote by Martin Luther King and not so nice to hear this news...

C.M. said,"Being one of the thousands laid off this
past week, without pay until we return
on the 5th of Jan, I was reminded
of this button that was sent to me
by Pagrat, the Ratgirl."


I really hope that the outlook in 2010 will be better for all of us.

By the way, here wishing you and your readers, a very safe, pleasant and Happy New Years!
Take care!
DeeDee ;-D

Sam Juliano said...

I am deeply saddened to hear about that lay-off, but hopefully it will be very brief. I will be thinking of you.

Health and Best Wishes to you and yours for the New Year!

Sam Juliano said...

OK, actually I read again that you will return on January 5th.

David G. said...

Hey, Coffee, it might be time for you grab your rifle and step forward to lead the revolution!

I still fancy you as the next President and I'll come to America and work with you to turn things around. We'd make a great team.

P.S. Hope 2010 is kind to you, friend. You deserve it.

Coffee Messiah said...

hh: It's true, 'cause you can see what we were all thinking about at that time, to be sure.

merle: Strange, there's work backing up, but they want to save $$$$. Makes no sense ; (

dd: Thanks. What can you say, it's part of life here in the usa now.

sam: Thanks.....it's awkward that we're behind on some work and new work has come in. But they are saving a wee bit by not paying our meager wages for 6 days ; (

And I hope all stays well for you and your family!

david: Ha, it would never work. We'd go down to ruin, although I'd gladly take the backseat to you being in charge ; )

Here's hoping good health returns next year for you!!!!